Whether you love it or hate it – for the record, we love it – Christmas is right around the corner. We all know that as soon as the clock hits midnight on 30th November, the seconds begin to tick a little faster and don’t slow down until the final bite of the Christmas feast. Don’t fear though, we’re here to make your festive season a little bit less stressful this year, with our ultimate 2021 Christmas gift guide. We've done the hard work for you and broken the guide down into categories for the various people in your life that you need to be stocking up for – from your girlfriend to your dad. All that's left for you to do is click 'add to cart' and watch your loved ones' excitement unfold.

Best gifts for boyfriends

Gift buying for a S.O. is always a somewhat challenging task – whether you're 20 years into the relationship or still enjoying the honeymoon period. There are some gifts you can't go wrong with however – like elegantly understated jewellery or a morcrisp white shirt. Here are some options he's bound to love.

Luca Faloni White Cotton Oxford Shirt

A classic white Oxford shirt is a tried-and-true classic that you simply can't go wrong with. This impeccably-cut version from Italian menswear maestro Luca Faloni is crafted from the world's finest Egyptian cotton, renowned for its hypoallergenic and breathable qualities.

Hamilton and Hare Good Morning Gift Set

Hamilton and Hare have teamed up with some of their favourite brands to create the ultimate morning gift box, featuring three pairs of Hamilton and Hare's classic boxer shorts, a pair of their cotton socks, a handmade ceramic mug, WatchHouse's signature coffee beans and a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush from Truthbrush.

Percival Kaffe Scarf

Percival is a London-based brand that has garnered a loyal following with its fresh takes on menswear classics. This bold patterned scarf perfectly epitomises its mastery of print and colour and is guaranteed to seriously enliven its recipient's dreary winter wardrobe.

Oliver Cabell Gold Alan Cuff

Crafted by expert jewellers from 14k gold, this simple yet elegant cuff from Oliver Cabell is a timeless classic that its wearer will cherish for years. It's waterproof and sweatproof, making it perfect for active types.

Globe-Trotter Centenary Poker Box

Poker enthusiasts will be no less than thrilled to receive this gorgeous poker set from iconic British heritage brand Globe-Trotter, which is guaranteed to take any evening up a notch. Dice, poker chips and cards are enclosed in a durable yet luxurious vulcanised fibreboard case with leather detailing.

Gifts for brothers

Put aside any sibling rivalry for a moment and show your brother you love him, with a Christmas gift that's guaranteed to make you sibling of the year. From a luxuriously soft sweater to a bottled cocktail, we've got just the stuff.

Nocs Design NS1100 AIR

These powerful wireless earphones from Nocs Design will make the ideal gift for your music-obsessed brother. Despite their compact size and sleek, minimalist design, they boast 9.2mm graphene drivers, four built-in microphones for speech, hybrid ANC and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Craighill Puzzle Trio

This puzzle trio from design studio Craighill features three beautiful puzzles that are as pleasing to look at as they are entertaining and challenging to solve. They'll offer your brother the chance to unplug from technology for a few moments and immerse himself in something mentally stimulating and physically satisfying.

Closed Pure Wool Sweater

Crafted from 100% Italian yarn, this luxurious knit sweater from Closed is a sure-fire winter staple that your brother will reach for time and again. The fisherman's rib adds on-trend texture while the half-zip style lends it ultimate versatility: it will look as good with jeans and trainers as with tailored trousers and loafers.

Black Lines Bottled Negroni

London-based bottled cocktail brand Black Lines has taken a selection of classic cocktails and bottled them up beautifully for at-home enjoyment. Their Negroni is a best-seller for a reason: the bold and bitter crowd-pleaser will satisfy cocktail connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.

CDLP 10x Mid-Length Socks

Don't scoff: these aren't just any old socks. CDLP's ultra-soft socks are consciously woven in Italy from bamboo, a natural fibre that lends them lustre, flexibility and breathability, as well as anti-odour and anti-bacterial properties. The 10 pack will ensure their wearer always has a pair on hand.

Gifts for dads

Dads are notoriously difficult to buy for, but that's no excuse to resort to a cliché novelty mug or tacky tie. Here are some thoughtful present ideas that your dad will cherish – from a classic timepiece to cosy cardigan.

Velasca Oreves Derbies

Your dad deserves the best, and these meticulously-made derby shoes from Velasca are exactly that. Crafted in Montegranaro from super smooth leather and boasting a sturdy Para rubber sole, they're equally as ideal for embracing country pursuits as for commuting in the city.

Hem Table Mortar by Mark Braun

If your dad is the type to spend too much time watching Masterchef and 'experimenting' in the kitchen, he'll no doubt appreciate this marble table mortar designed by Mark Braun for Swedish homewares powerhouse Hem. It's as functional as it is stylish and will look beautiful displayed front and centre on your tabletop.

Royal RepubliQ Office Desk Tidy

Royal RepubliQ's Desk Tidy is crafted from 100% buffalo leather, which is renowned for its superior durability and unique natural grain. Simple yet sophisticated, it's just the thing needed to spruce up a home office.

BALTIC Watches Bicompax 002

Drawing inspiration from classic watches from the 1940s, French watchmakers BALTIC Watches created the elegant Bicompax 002. The chronograph timepiece boasts a stunning dial with three different finishes that capture the light superbly. The perfect gift for seasoned watch collectors and first-timers alike.

Luca Faloni Hunting Green Chunky Knit Cashmere Cardigan

You can't go wrong with a luxurious cashmere sweater and few do it better than Luca Faloni. This chunky ribbed shawl collar cardigan will be your dad's ultimate cold weather companion. It looks just as great teamed with tailored trousers and Oxfords as it does with jeans and sneakers.

Gifts for girlfriends

These are the Christmas gifts we can guarantee your better half will love – from wall art to a timeless handbag. The state of your relationship depends on this one, so don't mess it up.

Velasca Baslot Bag

With its minimalist silhouette and simple drawstring closure, Velasca's elegant suede calf leather Baslot handbag is the perfect accessory for fussy gift recipients. Impeccably crafted according to Italian tradition, it's guaranteed to stand the test of time.

noo.ma Maki Wide & Tall Bundle

This pair of plant pots from Polish design studio noo.ma will immediately enliven any room. The precisely rounded edges and simple form of the pots offers an ultra-clean look, while the powder coated steel construction promises utmost durability.

Artisan Lab Essential Sneakers

You can never go wrong with gifting a pair of classic white sneakers and these '70s-inspired clean white kicks from Artisan Lab tick all the boxes. Hand-stitched in Italy from soft yet durable calfskin leather, they epitomise Artisan Lab's dedication to traditional craftsmanship. You can be guaranteed that she'll reach for them time and again.

ASKET Oversized Cashmere Wool Scarf

This oversized wool scarf from from Italian masters of knitwear ASKET is as luxuriously soft and cosy as it is elegant. It's crafted from a blend of recycled cashmere from post consumer sources (old garments) and wool from pre-consumer sources (off cuts and production waste), making it the perfect gift for your sustainably-minded other half.

House of Spoils 'Satin Skies' Print by Alexandru Costin

A great piece of art is a fail-safe gift that will be cherished for years to come. This photographic print by Romanian photographer Alexandru Costin for LA-based art collective House of Spoils is subtle yet impactful, just the thing to bring life to a bare wall.

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